With a star-studded roster of the most important names in freeskiing – from established legends to rising stars of the youth generation – the list of dates and team captains participating in the 6th edition of the world’s most innovative ski competition is now available, – said in a press-release of Freeride World Tour. The legendary feud between two continents (Europe and America) will be settled from January 30 – February 4, 2016, as riders duke it out on the outstanding terrain of Grandvalira, Andorra.
This will be the first time that team captains Sage Cattabriga-Alosa (America) and Richard Permin (Europe) face each other as they lead their continent towards victory in the alpine playground of Grandvalira. Cattabriga-Alosa (USA) is a pioneer in crossover style backcountry riding, where he has been known to combine the most cutting-edge big-mountain lines with smooth, stylish freestyle tricks in mind-blowing film segments. Permin (FRA) has an unrivaled reputation for sending it huge, both in the backcountry and in the park. Each captain has compiled an impeccably selected roster of athletes that are true masters of every aspect of the sport.
With so many talents gathered in the biggest station of Southern Europe, the 2016 edition of the Skiers Cup will once again be the most innovative showdown in skiing as riders clash in two classic disciplines: big mountain (freeride) and backcountry slopestyle. Fellow riders from both sides of the Atlantic will convene in the middle of the Pyrenees to demonstrate the best each school of skiing has to offer with Europe having defeated Team Americas in 2015, bringing the current overall score to 3-2
There’s no sure-fire formula for success in the Skiers Cup as innovation has proven king time and again in the previous editions of this legendary showdown. Team Americas’ deep tradition of high-level big mountain and backcountry riding will have to contend with some of Europe’s most versatile riders. Stay tuned to FWT media channels as team captains will unveil the first riders of each team Friday November 19 with additional riders announced each following Monday and Friday.